What are your options?
Academic or Vocational?
Academic qualifications, like GCSE and A-Levels, include traditional school subjects and are typically classroom-based, with more emphasis on theory than practice.
They are assessed externally through formal exams or externally moderated coursework.
E.g. History, Biology, English Literature, Sociology.
Vocational qualifications, like BTECs, are career-focused with a real-world approach, so they are typically taught in a more hands-on way. They are mostly assessed internally throughout the course, via practical assignments and coursework.
E.g. Health & Social Care, IT Practitioners, Engineering.